PLEASE NOTE!
Due to the March 23, 2020 NM DOH Public Health Order, These Event Listings Are Not Accurate!
All non-essential businesses are closed, public gatherings are prohibited!
(One day some of these events will be rescheduled or will resume, but they are not happening now!)
Monday July 10, 2017

  • Gospel is Law

    Courtesy of Cecilia Webb

    Though it may not fill the pages of most textbooks, the name Mary McLeod Bethune will ring through the halls of history as “The First Lady of the Struggle,” a civil rights activist of immense importance through her commitment to the achievement of African Americans. With this influence realized both through her position as a national adviser to President Franklin Delano Roosevelt and as a founder of the National Council of Negro Women, as well as in countless other ways, it is only fair and fitting that we honor her birthday and life in the same strain of faith and hope that she ignited in the world around her. This Monday, July 10, the NCNW is offering us all that opportunity for celebration and triumph as they host the world-renowned gospel singer Melvin Williams at the State Bar of New Mexico auditorium for a performance saluting the remarkable achievements of a truly outstanding, indomitable woman, a visionary who served as a catalyst for change and hope in the world. Whether you are an ardent fan of the 7-time Grammy-nominated Melvin Williams, or simply wish to pay a rejoicing tribute to one of our nation’s finest leaders, the $40 ticket is sure to be repaid in spiritual well-being. (Adam Wood)

    State Bar of New Mexico
    Live Music
Wednesday July 12, 2017
  • A Few of my Favorite Things

    Spoiler alert: They are all birds. My favorite New Mexico bird is the American kestrel. What's yours? This Wednesday, July 12, at the Erna Fergusson Library, local author and birder Kristen Clark will discuss her latest work, Favorite Birds of New Mexico, a full-color text that details more than 20 different native bird species with words and printed photographs. If you don't know what your favorite New Mexico bird is yet, Clark can surely help you figure it out at this free event that takes flight at 6pm. (Maggie Grimason)

    Erna Fergusson Library
    Favorite Birds of New Mexico
Friday July 14, 2017
  • Let’s Mess with Texas

    Texas is the state that New Mexicans love to hate, and there are some very valid reasons for that: after all, Texans tried to invade us in the 1800s and continue invading us every winter to steal our fresh snow. Too often, however, our jabs toward our eastern neighbors get bogged down by lazy and recycled jokes. Go restock your comedic arsenal at Vortex Theatre, and learn how to lampoon Texas the right way with their production of perennial favorite Greater Tuna, a quirky and hilarious satirization of small-town life in the country’s biggest state. The show is a riotous whirlwind of humor, as actors Brennan Foster and Shawn Boyd together portray over 20 of the town of Tuna’s outlandish residents. The two will be performing Friday and Saturday evenings at 7:30pm from June 30-Aug. 6 with 2pm matinees on Sunday afternoons. General admission tickets run a brisk $22, with discounts for students, so there’s no excuse for us all not to go out and mess with Texas together! (Adam Wood)

    Vortex Theatre
    Greater Tuna
Saturday July 15, 2017
  • Worldwide Wares

    For the 14th year, the International Folk Art Market is bringing earthly goods from the world over to Museum Hill in Santa Fe. This year promises to be the most expansive yet, with over 150 artists from 54 different countries gathering in the capital to share their jewelry, paintings, textiles, basketry, instruments and much more. Tickets start at $20 (and its free if you're under 16!), and the artists that travel to the market take home 90 percent of profits made over the course of the weekend, making this market well worth a visit on any of the two days it runs—Saturday or Sunday. (Maggie Grimason)

    Museum Hill (Santa Fe)
    14th Annual International Folk Art Market
  • Vortex Theatre
    Greater Tuna
  • Do you feel lucky, punk?

    Grab your best Steampunk garb and join fellow innocents at Murder on the Dance Floor taking place at Holiday Dance Studio this Saturday, July 15. For just $30, from 6-10pm participants will be assigned a character at this bloody good time. Enjoy refreshments searching for the slickest faux murderer in the Wild West. An introductory dance class with the venue's extraordinary instructors will be held from 6-7pm and is included in the price. Don't miss this wildly killer and entertaining night at this esteemed local dance studio. (Rini Grammer)

    Holiday Dance Studio
    Murder on the Dance Floor
  • Useful Pretties

    What if I told you that lavender can be used to make paper, industrial construction materials, rope, fuel and dietary supplements? Well, it can't, but isn't smelling nice and looking pretty enough? Why does everything need 20 uses before you kids pay attention? The good folks organizing the 11th Annual Lavender Festival understand this, and celebrate the flower despite its inherent uselessness. This Saturday, July 15, lavender lovers of all ages are invited to join the celebration at the Los Ranchos Agri-Nature Center, where there will be live music, free yoga classes, a kids' camp, wellness seminars, cooking demonstrations and artisans offering … wait a minute … lavender paintings, pies, spices, lotions, beer and wine? There are other uses for lavender? Who would've guessed? Tickets cost $8 for adults and $3 for kids 4-12. Parking is free. (Oh! It makes tea, too.)

    Los Ranchos Agri-Nature Center (Los Ranchos de Albuquerque)
    11th Annual Lavender in the Village Festival
Sunday July 16, 2017
  • Brewgrass Revival

    We are living in a bleak era for country music. Radio waves are dominated by the so-called “bro-country” that, despite its commercial success, is much-maligned by country-heads and country-haters alike. Thankfully, by shedding the generic and pop-oriented industry norms in favor of a return to the rawness and emotion of country’s roots, the creative minds behind Marble Brewery’s Bluegrass Festival have arrived in the nick of time to salvage the genre’s reputation. The festival, which takes place this Sunday, July 16, features a variety of talent showcasing the diversity inherent to bluegrass and country music, with each of the four featured bands representing a distinct niche of the broader genre. Closers Palomino Shakedown seep influence from soul and jazz music, while Moonshine Blind exhibits their own inspiration from Irish bluegrass courtesy of some frenetic fiddle-playing. The festival also does its part in promoting the music community of New Mexico through Santa Fe locals Cloacasavant-garde brand of acoustic folk and Albuquerque’s own Dirty Brown Jug Band’s high-energy and rock-infused “outlaw country.” Performances start at 2pm, and this 21+ event is totally free of charge. Nothing says bluegrass like some dancing feet, so take advantage of this generosity by being liberal at the bar and get them toes tappin’! (Adam Wood)

    Marble Brewery
    Bluegrass Festival • Dirty Brown Jug Band • country, bluegrass • Moonshine Blindrock, countryCLOACASPalomino Shakedownroots, country, soul, rock 'n' roll
  • Museum Hill (Santa Fe)
    14th Annual International Folk Art Market
  • Vortex Theatre
    Greater Tuna
  • Zangvogels

    via Pixabay
    Die sang by Jabulani sal jou hart op te hef! In case you don't speak Africaans, that means “The singing at Jabulani will lift your heart.” Just what is Jabulani? It's a refugee choir directed by Lungile and Nkazi Sinandile. The posse of songbirds will sing tunes in multiple African languages as well as English. Plus, there will be a mini fashion show presenting cultural outfits sewn by some of the choir members. It only costs $15 to support these voice artists. Show up at the African American Performing Arts Center on Sunday, July 16, at 4pm to get the full experience. (Renée Chavez)

    African American Performing Arts Center (Expo NM)
    Jabulani
Notices
  • Wanted: Your Best Photographs

    Shutterbugs gather up your best pieces and pick some to submit for hanging in the new Bernalillo County headquarters when the gov-peeps move to Alvarado Square, happening now until Monday, August 31. The selected photographs will be printed in a large scale and format. They will be used to create a welcoming environment for county customers, county employees and the general public. Some will be used on the windows of the new Bernalillo County Sheriff’s Office suite. The photographs should represent the history and character of Bernalillo County and its people, places, landscapes and unique events in our county. There are some big bucks involved as chosen photographers will receive $1,500, with a limit of one photograph per artist. The chosen photos will become part of the public art program’s permanent collection. There is no fee or age limit required to submit. For more information, visit bernco.gov/community-services/current-call-for-entries.aspx. Ends August 31. (Carolyn Carlson)

    Wanted: Your Best Photographs
  • Edgy

    City on the Edge is a breezy, smart podcast looking at the stories from Albuquerque history that have often been overlooked. Each episode takes a deep dive into a topic like the 1955 crash of TWA flight 260, Sandia Man or the 1918 quarantine. Worthwhile listening that will spur your curiosity about things you didn’t even know about in the city where you live. It’s free and available wherever you get your podcasts. (Clarke Condé)

    City on the Edge
  • Spicy Online

    Looking for a little chile? The 2020 Bosque Chile Festival, a celebration of food, art, and culture on the Rio Grande, is happening Saturday, August 15 and Sunday, August 16, with times waiting to be officially announced. But due to COVID-19 and the State of New Mexico public health order, the festival will be presented virtually! There will still be entertainment, art activities, a virtual artisan market, chile-chef demonstrations, educational workshops and more. This free, all-ages event is meant to give those stuck at home a chance to see what the state has to offer. If you are a high-quality chile-inspired and authentic New Mexican business with an e-commerce website and want to be a vendor, there is still time. Applications are being accepted until Wednesday, August 5. For more information email bosquechilefestival@bernco.gov.

    2020 Bosque Chile Festival